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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''

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  21:36:42  1 May 2011
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Thrashdude
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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''

‘’Дмитрий, иди сюда!’’ Simon shouted I walked through the building while Simon searched the rubble. The already anxious feeling inside me roared as Simon shouted. I quickly turned, raising my AK-74. What I didn’t know was, did Simon find something, or did something find Simon? The building was abandoned, so it was probably a mutant.
I could see Simon at the other end of the hallway, and he was busy inspecting something. I started walking faster while keeping a grip on the AK-74, just in case something would jump out of a corner. Simon turned and looked at me.

‘’Дмитрий, посмотрите на этого парня! Он жив!’’ Simon said as he started pulling the corpse from underneath a collapsed pillar. The man seemed very thin, and he started gasping for air as we pulled him further. I removed my gas mask to inspect the man’s face. He was very thin and his long face had a weird look to it. He didn’t look Russian.

‘’Water, please, water..’’ He gasped as he started coughing. I didn’t know English so well, but I could still understand him – it was a very simple sentence. I grabbed my can and gave it to the man. Before he could drink, however, he tried to scream, but voice didn’t come out. His vocal cords were probably highly damaged, and the bandage around his neck implied to that.

He then fell, and his gasping stopped. His chest stopped moving. Simon then pulled the man out completely, only to find his abdomen and his legs smeared with blood. There was something that pierced his abdomen, and we couldn’t find out what it was until we removed his hoodie. The man was impaled by something (there was no caliber that could create a hole that big), and the right part of his body was mangled. There were burns, there were cuts, lacerations, nearly all the
ballistic wounds you could get.

I reached for something that was also underneath the rubble. It seemed like a book – after opening it, however, I realized that it was this particular Stalker’s diary. Before I could read it, however, I was startled by Simon’s shout.

‘’Эй, я нашел оружие!’’

I started running towards him. There were corpses around, many shot. The others were thrown around, implicating that a grenade was used on the rest of them. After closer inspection, I found a rifle near the stalker we had just found. It was an AKs-74u. But it was fired only five times – and there was a barrage of bullet wounds on the men.

Meanwhile, Simon was busy cleaning the rifles. We had found three AK’s, and an Abakan. But the last weapon we had found was a rather weird rifle – the radiation symbol on the magazine puzzled us.

I checked the magazine – there were 3 rounds inside. I decided to give a try, and I shot one of the corpses. The flash blinded and deafed me for a second, but the sound of the rifle was so strong that I could hear it, even in this state of hearing loss.

After a few seconds, my sight (and my hearing) came back, and I looked in awe. The corpse was shot in the arm, and instead of a bullet hole, the arm was completely destroyed. Bits of burnt flesh were scattered around, and the corpse was now now lying on the ground, smoking.

After a moment of silence, I decided to read the diary. I hoped that it’d give us clues about this mysterious weapon – and this unusual gunfight.
  06:38:37  6 May 2011
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Interesting. I like it.
  19:45:18  6 May 2011
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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''

Simon was the gearhead in our now mostly deceased group, so I gave the weapon to him. He’d probably tinker with it for a while and then let it go – that was what Simon did. He’d inspect the gun, clean it and report the unusual parts to me. I didn’t care – that thing was going to make us rich. But one thing just made me curious. What was the gunfight about? There was a foreigner, and there were... seriously, which faction were they from? The uniforms had urban-winter camouflage. They didn’t look like anything that I had ever seen.

I decided to inspect the gunfight. There was a mysterious faction with high – quality guns and one weird gun that was able to rip a man into shreds. There was a foreigner, an uncommon sight in the Zone, who didn’t look like an ordinary stalker.

Perhaps the Diary had some clues inside.

‘’Эй, Симон, остановить возиться с винтовкой помочь мне читать эту вещь!’’ I exclaimed. Simon knew English, and he was fluent with it.

After cursing, Simon grabbed the diary and started reading.

‘’Main Orders – Find Classified Item No. 62 – Find and Disable Item 53 – Retrieve the schematics of Item 53‘’

‘’Что это значит?’’ Simon complained.

‘’Заткнись и продолжайте чтение.’’ I answered. What was this about?
Simon started muttering again.

‘’Day 1 -
6-5-2014’’

‘’I can’t understand why my superiors sent me here. I don’t even know enough Russian! They said that I was supposed to act like a Russian Soldier. They even placed me in a Spetsnaz team! How can this happen? Are they out of thier minds? Anyways, the mission is to find a particular thing, called ‘Item 62’. Also, I am to find another item, an item called ‘’Item 53’’. Also, I’m to sabotage it and find it’s schematics. Anyways, I’ll be parachuting into the ‘Zone’ now. I think – ‘’

Simon turned to me.

‘’Несколько страниц были уничтожены.’’ He said, as he showed me the ripped pages. I ordered him to keep reading. He finally found a normal page and started reading again.

‘’Day 3 –
8-5-2014’’

‘’The helicopter was shot down! A lot of the squad died. I’m still alive but I think I have a few broken ribs. The squad leader was attacked by something – something invisible. The creature took him into the deeps of this Forest. The trees imply that we’re in the Red Forest – and that we have to get out now.’’

‘’The helicopter pilot is still alive – so is the communications expert and the demolitions expert. But the comms expert’s leg is broken, so we had to carry him into a shack. Weird men in urban – winter uniforms found the crash site – we heard a few gunshots and a roar. The pilot told me to keep my head down and he said something else that I could not understand. I think it’s about death. Oh shit! They saw us! Daniel out.’’

‘’Day 3 –
8-5-2014’’

‘’Fuck.. I’m shot in the thigh. It didn’t hit a bone, but it still hurts as well. I saw the shack explode. I think I’m the only survivor, I saw the demolitions expert get.. well.. brutally killed. One of the bastards had a weird knife. The demolitions expert shot a lot of them, but this weird bastard started chanting stuff and he impaled the guy with the knife, then ripped it out and placed it into his skull. The same bastard shot me – but I think I’m going to make it. I saw a few men in green. They’re probably ‘’Loners’’ that the Overseer told me about.’’

Simon stopped reading as we heard footsteps. A group of soldiers with high tech gear stormed the building, a lot of them holding very quality weapons. They were talking in English – it wasn’t good. It wasn’t good at all. Simon took cover while I raised my AK. I aimed towards them and hoped that they wouldn’t see us. For if they did, we had no chance.
  06:38:20  7 May 2011
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This is relevant to my interests.
  11:47:46  7 May 2011
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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''

Good.

This time, there's a pilot with real twists.
  18:10:48  15 May 2011
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DO WANT!

Please, do go on, this great stuff!
  18:11:11  6 June 2011
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Thrashdude
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Chapter 3

‘’Foxtrot 7 – You extract Item 62. Foxtrot 8 and 9 – find Operative Romeo India. Rest of you – check the dead men. Don’t keep the chopper waiting.’’

I didn’t understand much, to be frank. But Simon did. I had to learn what they were talking about – it was important. Very important. Not for me, but it would make a lot of money. The Mercenaries could use this information. We’d get a lot of money as well. But, to do all of that, we had to get out of here undetected. Or just wait until they left. Which, probably, wouldn’t take long.

I slowly took a more comfortable position as I kept watching. One of them carefully inspected the rifles Simon had placed on one of the fallen pillars, while holding a reference picture. I couldn’t see him very well, but I could see the two who dragged the corpse away. The one who inspected the rifles started talking.

‘’Sir, someone has been here before. I mean, it doesn’t make sense how the rifles are carefully placed here on the pillar while all the corpses here are shot and mangled. I really don’t understand what happened here.’’

I didn’t understand much, as always. I wasn’t a good learner anyway. That was probably one of the reasons why I devolved into a life of crime before I came to the Zone.

The man pointed at the casings.

‘’Operative Romeo India has only fired his weapon five times, but the men here are shot multiple times.’’

He pointed to the group of corpses. The man was right – it was like a puzzle. Nobody could understand what was going on, including me, the soldiers and Simon.

‘’So?’’ The other man replied.

‘’Well, someone came here shortly after Romeo India’s death, killed those men and took Item 62.’’

Simon held on to the rifle. I guessed that it had much more value than I expected it to be. He slowly moved towards me.

‘’ Дмитрий, эти люди здесь для винтовки.’’ He whispered. I didn’t reply.

‘’Men, we’re leaving. We were too late to get the Item. The Overseer won’t be happy.’’ The man who gave the orders said.

‘’Yes sir.’’ The others replied as they slowly walked back towards the ropes. I could hear a helicopter as one of them whispered something to his communication device – they were leaving. We were alive.

Sadly, they saw us. I don’t know how they did – Perhaps they saw my AK’s barrel sticking out of the debris that we used as cover, or perhaps they saw Simon.

Though I couldn’t care less. The words ‘’Hostile’’ and ‘’Kill’’ made it simple. I had to fire before them.

I placed my hand on the handguard of the rifle and pulled the trigger.

It felt like slow motion – I could see the shells ejecting, the bolt ramming itself to the back of the gun, the muzzle flash slowly appearing, and I could see one of them grabbing his pistol.

‘’ Ебем.’’

The gunshot was surprisingly louder than my AK – the fact that I was shot at could be the reason. I didn’t know whether it missed or it actually hit me – I couldn’t care.

But with the other gunshot that came swiftly after the first, all I could feel was pain. Unable to do anything, I tried to crawl away – Though I couldn’t. I couldn’t move – I could breathe, I could see, I could hear.. but I couldn’t move.

The man moved towards me. I was going to die, that was for sure - but as long as there’s life, there’s hope.

And oddly enough, I didn’t die – I heard that familiar blast. The ringing sound inside my ears and the white that blinded me were two facts that the weird weapon was fired. I heard it fire again.
When I came to my senses, I saw Simon aiming on the survivors, who had surrendered.

The man I was protecting had saved my life.
  02:19:17  5 August 2011
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Is this still going on? i like it!
  13:56:57  5 August 2011
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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''


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Is this still going on? i like it!
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Took a long break. Thinking of what to add.

Haven't been able to let go of this just yet.
  14:05:16  5 August 2011
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''What we've got here is failure to communicate''

Is this still going on? i like it!

Took a long break. Thinking of what to add.

Haven't been able to let go of this just yet.
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alrighty then
 
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